Being proactive about predicting and preventing safety incidents through the use of leading indicator safety data analytics is the best way to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
Investigating safety incidents after they occur can be an effective practice to prevent future incidents. Root cause analyses of incidents identifies gaps in an organization’s safety systems so that they can be fixed.
However, there are three significant flaws in only focusing on reactive incident analysis: First, it's costly; second, it sends a negative message to your employees; and third, as your incident rate improves, you have fewer and fewer data points to analyze. Read the full article here.